About Indaba

The Indaba brand was created in 1996 as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, shortly after the country transitioned to a democratic republic.

“Indaba” is the Zulu word for ‘A meeting of minds” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders to discuss ideas of importance. It is in this spirit of sharing that Indaba was founded.

With an eye towards quality and value, Indaba wines are sourced from emerging regions of the Cape winelands such as Robertson, Wellington, and the Breede River Valley. Production is overseen by Bruwer Raats, celebrated winemaker of Raats Family Wines and long-term consultant for Indaba. All are bottled under user-friendly screwcap closures.

A commitment to social responsibility has always been a key part of the Indaba philosophy. A portion of the proceeds from the brand’s global sales continues to support a scholarship program for students from formerly disenfranchised communities. After completing their studies, Indaba scholars have gone on to pursue opportunities in winemaking, marketing, agriculture, business, and graduate education. The sixth Indaba scholarship was recently offered to Erna Witbooi, a PhD in Viticulture candidate at Stellenbosch University.

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